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Questions tagged [interrail]

A rail pass for travelling in Europe.

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Interrail discount and birthday

I plan to buy an interrail ticket for March, but during the month I will turn 28. The discount for the Interrail ticket is until you turn 28 years. Hence, when I start my trip, I'll be 27, and when I ...
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Residency checks for Interrail passes?

I have already bought an interrail promotional global pass and paid for it. However, afterall, I found that probably I should buy Eurail pass (I am living in Ireland as an exchange student from Hong ...
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Travelling from Interlaken to Lucerne

Is Interrail ticket valid for Glacier Express trains between Interlaken and Lucerne? Do I need to make a reservation?
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Having a Hungarian PR, but a non-European passport. Can I use interrail?

I am actually quite confused, I have a Hungarian permanent residence but I live outside europe and carry a non-European citizenship. I can enter any european country without needing a visa though. ...
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What other cities (outside Poland) are easily accessed by train from Kraków?

If I wanted to explore some other countries by train from Kraków, what countries are easily accessed? I seem to recall it can be quite difficult/take a long time to get from Poland to Ukraine by train....
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Can global interrail pass go from Barcelona to Marseilles?

We are planning to go from Bilbao to Marseilles. After some research, it seems it is not viable to travel to France from Bilbao, so going to Barcelona seems essential. From Barcelona, there is a ...
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Name on interrail ticket

I booked interrail tickets for my group of friends through Myinterrail.com. However I mistakenly entered someone's name wrong. I thought he was an 'Alexander', whereas in reality he is just 'Alex'. ...
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How can two persons having Eurail and Interrail passes book same train and stay together?

Consider two persons: a EU citizen and an Indian coming in EU for visiting a couple of countries. According to this page (and if I'm not missing anything), the EU citizen would have to get an ...
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Best beach/island to visit in Croatia on Interrail? [closed]

I'm planning to go on an Interrail trip around Europe this May, and I was wondering what beach/island in Croatia would be the best place to visit. My Interrail route so far is: Copenhagen, Berlin, ...
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How to know train reservation prices at Interrail online reservation service?

Me and a couple of friends bought Interrail passes for our Summer trip this year. I was trying to make some train reservations at https://reservations.interrail.eu/ , but the process doesn't seem to ...
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Are Interrail passes accepted on the Little Yellow Train (Villefranche de Conflent to Latour de Carol)?

As part of an Interrail trip I'm looking at potentially riding the Little Yellow train and I'm trying to understand if the Interrail pass can be used on the Little Yellow Train themselves or if I need ...
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Can Interail passes be used on the Mulhouse tram train?

Im looking at potentially visiting the cite du train in Mulhouse as part of an Interail trip across Europe, as such I'h have a global Interail pass. Looking at the map I understand I need to get the ...
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How strict are the residency checks for Interrail passes for non-EU citizens?

Assuming a non-European resident/citizen purchases an Interrail pass despite not being eligible, can they count on getting away with it regardless? How strict are the residency checks? The question ...
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Why is Eurail more expensive than Interrail?

I was looking into planning a train trip with a friend from abroad and I realized that getting a Rail pass for him would be a lot more expensive - 371 EUR vs. 253 EUR. Is there a reason why non-...
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On German ICE trains with compulsory seat reservation, can I buy it on the train?

I'm soon taking the ICE train from Hamburg to Copenhagen on an Interrail pass. During July and August, seat reservation is compulsory on this train if crossing the German–Danish border. I'm taking ...
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What if I use an Interrail pass on a German ICE train without optional reservation, and all seats are sold out?

I'm going to take the Zürich-Hamburg ICE train using my Interrail pass, and know that seat reservation is optional on this Train. As I've never Interrailed before, I wonder: what would happen in case ...
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Can I take trains in Finland even if it shows sold out?

I'll travel in Finland using my Interrail card but when I check the trains schedule I find all sold out! What should I do? Can I go and take the train anyway?
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InterRail checking the days

I want to buy an interrail for Finland and I want to know if I can use all trains there (cuz as I know there not high speed trains !?) ? and how they check the days you use the ticket ? I mean if I ...
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Does Interrail check for proof of residence and if so in which countries?

I'm going on a trip with Interrail soon. My friends (from the UK) don't actually have an official proof of residence and are a bit worried. Is anyone actually checked for their proof of residence and ...
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Passport validity [closed]

I am going interrailing in June and will be home in mid July, my current passport is valid until August. I'm wondering will there be any issues with it being so close to its expiration date, even ...
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Interrail tickets to travel around Europe [closed]

Do they really check how many months you have stayed in Europe when you get on the train? Because apparently you can't use Interrail if you haven't stayed for at least 6 months in Europe before your ...
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What is the country of residence under the rules of the InterRail?

The InterRail site states that InterRail pass is not valid in my country of residence. How do they determine my country of residency? I'm working in Germany, so from Germany's view I'm a German ...
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Buying Interrail pass abroad without passport

When buying an Interrail pass in Norway I have to bring my passport (or know my passport number). My problem is that I ordered a new passport very recently and will most likely receive it the day I ...
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What is the best approach to getting seat reservations when interrailing in northern Italy?

We will be interrailing in northern Italy late July. We would like to plan as little as possible but we have a couple of hotels and bnbs booked already so we will have to be sure to get to each one on ...
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How to order reservations for European trains online (with pass)?

I have a European rail pass, bought in the US, but to go really long distances I still have to order reservations (without ticket). The lines I'm particularly interested in are TGV in France, ICE, and ...
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Is there a formula similar or close to Interrail for a family with (small) children?

We are considering our options for the upcoming summer holiday. It would be really nice to do a train trip. The only problem is the tangle of different formula's. In the past I traveled with the ...
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Need some advice from the pros about interrailing around Europe!

I am going interrailing with two of my friends (all of us are 21 years old and male- if that helps?) from the end of July to mid August. We are getting the 22 day global pass and are actually starting ...
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10 days in France - a trip from Amsterdam: is it worth buying an InterRail card?

I'm planing a 10 days InterRail trip in France, and I've summed up all point-to-point trains costs = 200 euro. In addition there are the international trains to go and come from Amsterdam (my ...
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Which trains in France are included in an InterRail card?

I have two questions related to an InterRail in France I'm planning to have in August. I'm planning to get an InterRail pass for France only, or for France and Benelux as well. I'm not sure if there ...
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Budget for traveling in Eastern Europe? [closed]

We are planning to backpack through Eastern Europe for a month on an Interrail pass and I am trying to put together a budget estimate. Our travel path is not planned yet, but will be something like ...
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Does the Interrail pass cover trains between Paris Gare du Nord and Franconville?

I was looking over the metro card possibilities as I will be staying with a friend in Paris who lives in Franconville. But then it occurred to me that my Interrail pass might already cover those ...
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How can I book the interrail passholder Eurostar fare?

I don't see an option for it online. I'm in Sweden. Do I need to wait until I get to Paris to make a reservation?